Sunday, March 15, 2009

Pileated Woodpecker


6 comments:

Gaston Studio said...

Gosh, isn't he gorgeous? I assume it's a male as his colors are so vivid. Great pic!

sherry said...

He's a haughty bird! I just love your work.

yoborobo said...

This is such a beautiful photo. He's one of my favorite birds. We have one that frequents our feeder. Great shot!

MNHDesigns said...

Thanks everyone!

Gaston, yes he is a male. Males have the red "moustache" along the bottom of their jaw line. A female's would be black. ;) I have another shot that I'm going to be submitting to a magazine of him taking a huge white grub out of the tree.

Beth Jaffe thequeenofcups said...

He looks like he knows something we don't know! I bet it's when the spring will be here!

AliciaMae said...

OMG what a great capture!! I have not had such luck, though we have a woodpecker living in our tree. And the days when I have been able to get the other birds, the sun goes behind a cloud!

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